Oral questions: 24 May 2018

Questions to Ministers

  1. WILLOW-JEAN PRIME?to the?Minister of Finance:?What reports has he seen on the strength of the Government?s finances?
  2. PAULA BENNETT?to the?Prime Minister:?Does she stand by all of her Government?s policies and actions?
  3. PAUL GOLDSMITH?to the?Minister for Economic Development:?What level is business confidence now, according to the latest ANZ Business Outlook survey?
  4. JAMI-LEE ROSS?to the?Minister of Transport:?Does he remain committed to his proposals for new and increased fuel taxes in light of recent reports of petrol prices reaching record highs; if so, what consideration, if any, will he give to the increased cost of living his fuel tax proposals will have on New Zealand families?
  5. DAVID BENNETT?to the?Minister of Corrections:?Does he stand by all his statements, actions, and policies regarding his Corrections portfolio?
  6. TAMATI COFFEY?to the?Minister of Research, Science and Innovation:?What initiatives in Budget 2018 will help drive more research and development and why is it important that we lift our investment into R&D?
  7. CHRIS BISHOP?to the?Minister of Police:?Does he agree with the Prime Minister, who said, ?We?ve put $300 million into Police and over 900 new police officers as a result, and we?ve got another 2 years to finish it off?; if so, why did his Budget press release say that the $298.8 million was over the next 4 years and there was a further $159.7 million in 2022/23?
  8. JONATHAN YOUNG?to the?Minister of Energy and Resources:?Does she stand by all of her policies and actions in relation to the energy sector?
  9. JAMIE STRANGE?to the?Minister of Education:?What is the coalition Government doing to help the education system to understand and respond to the impact of socio-economic disadvantage on student achievement?
  10. NUK KORAKO?to the?Minister for M?ori Development:?Is Vote M?ori Development for 2018/19 lower than in the current year (2017/18)?
  11. Dr PARMJEET PARMAR?to the?Minister of Research, Science and Innovation:?Does she stand by all her policies, statements, and actions in relation to Budget 2018?
  12. RAYMOND HUO?to the?Minister of Justice:?How does Budget 2018 support community law centres?